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Cleveland has a strong history of innovation in manufacturing dating back to the 1800's. We have expanded on that tradition to become home to one of the world’s leading medical centers and five Fortune 1000 company headquarters spanning the finance, advanced manufacturing and food science industries. The diversity of our people, places and industries creates a vibrant and connected environment ideal to start and grow a business.

Cleveland sets itself apart from the competition for business and living
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$430 million
In the last 12 years, the city has invested more than $430 million in various businesses and real estate ventures
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Cleveland is home to five Fortune 1000 company headquarters
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City earned the highest score on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) 2019 Municipal Equality Index
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Total population of the City of Cleveland, Ohio
Nearly 50% of the US population is within 500 miles of Cleveland
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Cleveland has everything you'd find in larger metropolitan areas, but at a significantly more affordable price. We have culture, entertainment, recreation and an excellent environment for both families and those just starting their careers.
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The City of Cleveland Department of Economic Development is a one-stop-shop for businesses located in Cleveland. We offer technical and financial assistance for companies looking to start up or take their business to the next level.
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The vibrant City of Cleveland, with its low cost of living, has everything that employees need.
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March 18
Department of Economic Development COVID-19 Hours of Operation
March 2
Morgenthaler-Pavey Startup Competition Powered by gener8tor
February 28
Department of Economic Development 2020 Annual Report
February 27
Cleveland Ranked Among the Best U.S. Cities to Find a Job
February 21
A new 24-stories project coming to University Circle
February 20
The Old Brooklyn Cheese Company recognized nationally for their "Pepped Up" mustard